Valerie Drake Lesiak designed for American Greetings for 39 years designing greeting cards working with famous illustrators like Tom Wilson who created Ziggy and Holly Hobbie. Other projects included concept sketches for Care Bears to working on other programs including Just Wink.
As co-owner of yourpreciousportraits.com she works with her husband and illustrator Norman Drake in creating portraits for their clients.
You may also see some her work in her blog Picture Diary: http://valeriedrake.blogspot.com and her website: http://picture-book-studio.com
She has a BA in Art and Education from Baldwin-Wallace College.